Tradition & Innovation

Aligning Ourselves for the New Year

Led by Rabbi Daniel Raphael Silverstein
Tuesdays, August 10, 17, 24, 31, 2021, 2:00 PM–3:15 PM EST 
$144 for 4 Sessions

Join us as we prepare for the end of our year, and the beginning of a new one, through spiritual teachings and reflective writing on the year that has been and the one to come. Together we will study heart-opening texts from hasidic masters such as the Ba'al Shem Tov, the Maggid of Mezritch and the twentieth-century mystic Rabbi Abraham Isaac Kook. Their teachings will serve as inspiration for spiritual writing exercises on questions including: Where have we shared our fullest gifts this year, and where are we thirsty to grow? What is the seed we carry with us into the new year, and what is the fruit we hope to create? What do we need to praise ourselves and others for, and what to forgive?
Although sessions will be recorded and sent to you afterward, live participation in the session is recommended.



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Daniel Raphael Silverstein is a rabbi, educator, meditation teacher and MC/poet. He lives in Israel with his family, where he directs Applied Jewish Spirituality, an online portal which makes the transformative spiritual wisdom of our tradition accessible to all who seek it (https://www.appliedjewishspirituality.org/). He is also a faculty member at Romemu Yeshiva and the Conservative Yeshiva. Daniel received semikha from Yeshivat Chovevei Torah after graduating from the universities of Cambridge and Warwick. His recent teaching clients include My Jewish Learning, the Pardes Institute of Jewish Studies, Nishmat, IDC Herzliya and the Orthodox Union. Daniel has performed and facilitated all over the world as a spoken word artist, MC, and creative educator, and the Jewish Week selected him as one of their “36 Under 36” young innovators reshaping the Jewish community. Daniel is a cofounder of Lines of Faith, a Muslim-Jewish hip hop and poetry collective that uses performances and workshops to challenge prejudice and build meaningful bonds between communities. He is an accredited teacher of Jewish Mindfulness Meditation and regularly teaches classes and retreats. He has served as Director of the Hillel Culanu Center for Jewish Life in Cambridge, UK, and Director of Jewish Life and Learning for Hillel of Stanford University in Palo Alto, CA.

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